AMO

History

Below you find a timeline with the most significant milestones in AMO’s history, beginning with the founding of AMO GmbH in 1993 by Prof. Dr. H. Kurz and reaching to this day.

1993

Founding of AMO GmbH

1994

Groundbreaking Ceremony

1995

Installation of the ANIMA wind turbine

Launch of solar energy program

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Opening of AMICA, the Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen

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Opening of the Alfried Krupp Forum in the AMICA dome

BMBF Competence Center for functional lateral Nanostructures

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Final definition of AMO Mission

Start of the first Silicon Nanoelectronics joint projects

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First results in Nanoelectronics

Start of silicon photonic activities

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Organizing the international Nanoimprint-NNT conference in Vienna

The world’s first transistor with epitaxial Gd2O3

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Start of Silicon Nanophotonic project “Circles of Light”

Schematic of a graphene field

The world’s first Graphene transistor with top gate

Start of GRAND, the EU’s first joint graphene project

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Start of MISTRAL, a pathfinder silicon photonics project

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Founding of AMOTRONICS, an AMO spin-off

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Launch of the EU flagship initiative

Start of four parallel silicon photonic projects with extended range of applications.

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EU’s flagship GRAPHENE begins

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Foundation of Protemics GmbH, an AMO spin-off

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Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kurz, founder and Managing Director of AMO GmbH, surprisingly passes away on the 12th of March at the age of 72.

As of February 1st, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Christian Lemme becomes AMO’s new Managing Director and succeeds his Ph.D. adviser Prof. Dr. Heinrich Kurz in this position.